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SALMON BURGUR DURGUR?
Yes. Salmon burgur durgur. That photo at right, taken by Natalie Gildersleeve and styled by Matthew Domingo, is summer at Flying Fish in a nutshell. Salmon burgur durgurs are one of the stars of the new menu, and the steelhead sammich below is one of the staples. Jojos on the side? Check. Cold Oregon beverages on tap? Check that too.
It’s Flying Fish, here at 30th & Burnside, home of the salmon burgur durgur. Have it on our patio, have it at a picnic table, have it to go. Have it your way, I think I heard someone say once. Just don’t have it on the beer garden – the beer garden is for drinks and oysters. FYI.
It’s the first weekend in June. Things are looking up (Blazers aside). Order in, take out, do some shopping, have fun. And just as a reality check refresher, our current COVID POLICY: Please wear a mask when inside the store/heading to restroom and when ordering at the host stand.
All righty. The fresh list is upon us. As we go a little something like this, HIT IT.
You may think this photo was staged but this is just how nature falls into place.
This and additional staged photos by Natalie Gildersleeve.
Trout. Fillets. Fresh. Fantastic. Rainbow trout surrounded by a rainbow of veggies and herbs. Ain’t life grand?
And as for the parent salmon? Examine the salmon, Sammy, it’s slammin’, we’re jammin’, ain’t no famine, just salmon, you just won backgammon. Wow!
Chinook Salmon, the classic, the motherfish, troll caught in yonder Pacific Ocean. The Pacific bounty continues from Alaska to Hawaii and all shore points between.
Put a little sizzle on your tongue – that’s what pan seared sea scallops do. You can already hear the sizzle of a preheated cast iron skillet with perfect vegetable oil raring to go. Feed the need. Sizzle those scallops. Enjoy.
FRESH SHELLFISH AS OF FRIDAY JUNE 4TH
Dungeness Crab Meat – wild, Oregon – cooked and picked, ready to eat
A dozen varieties for a dozen slots on your circular aluminum tray with crushed ice. Isn’t that nice and tidy? Maybe your tray has 14 slots. If so, stop by this weekend, we’ll probably have 14 by then. Or more. Or less. Your mileage may vary. We confess. O lord have mercy upon us miserable offenders.
FRESH OYSTER VARIETIES AS OF FRIDAY JUNE 4TH
Blue Pool – Washington
Disco Hama – Washington
Hama Hama – Washington
Hoshi – Washington
Kokus – Washington
Kusshi – British Columbia
Los Rucos – Washington
Mere Point – Maine
Shigoku – Washington
Summerstone – Washington
Totten Inlet – Washington
Whaleback – Maine
Stone cold killin’ that stone ground mustard. Photo by Natalie
It’s salty, it’s smoky, it’s sweet. And if you spread it over some crostini with some stone ground mustard, it adds a tang of sour and the wholesome crunch of bread. Wow!
SMOKED FISHES AS OF FRIDAY JUNE 4TH
Smoked Ora King Salmonº
Smoked Sablefish/Black Codº
º – Flying Fish house-smoked, Gildersleeve family recipe
BEEF STEW WEATHER
Sixties, damp, and gray. This weekend’s forecast is tailor made for Beef Stew. Get out your slow cooker, get a couple pounds of Laney Family Farms stew meat, load up on the potatoes and carrots, and don’t forget a couple sprigs of fresh rosemary. The photo here is from a spectacular and easy recipe from Damn Delicious that is accurately named. Check it out HERE.
FRESH MEAT AS OF FRIDAY JUNE 4TH
BEEF – Carman Ranch, Wallowa Valley, OR; Laney Family Farms, Canby, OR
Ground beef (Laney)
Stew meat (Laney)
CHICKEN – Totum Farm, Philomath, OR
Whole bird, breast, leg quarters, hearts, liver, feet
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Lyf Gildersleeve and the Flying Fish Team: Alana, Boo-boo, Chris, Danny, Elowynn, Erik, Isabelle, Jack, Jae, Jesse, Jordan, Kevin, Luis, Mad Dog, Mike, Neebs, Ross, Ryan P, Ryan S, Sam, Sarah, Sawyer, Tara, Trever, Wyatt, and Brad
INSTAGRAM JAM OF THE WEEK
Not gonna lie, @pdxnomnom, that pic’s kinda making us hungry. All the best to your friend moving to Austin!
ABOUT FLYING FISH
Craig and Sandy Gildersleeve opened Flying Fish Company in Sandpoint, Idaho in 1979 – the year before their son Lyf was born.
Now president of Flying Fish Company, Lyf has spent his entire life around fish, including an aquaculture education at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University.
Flying Fish has three locations: Sandpoint, Idaho; Durango, Colorado; and Portland, Oregon. The Portland location opened in 2009 as a food cart at the D Street pod on Division Street. In 2011, we opened the fish shack on Hawthorne Boulevard. In 2016, we moved into a stand at Providore Fine Foods on Sandy Boulevard. In February 2020, we opened our standalone location on East Burnside with a restaurant and a patio.
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Thank you for supporting our family-owned business.
—Lyf, Natalie, Juniper, and Miles Gildersleeve (and Hazel the Dog)
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PHOTO BY NATALIE GILDERSLEEVE PHOTOGRAPHY: Daydream Juni.